Against the Tide (Spirit Animals, Book 5)

By Tui T. Sutherland

The experience maintains during this 5th ebook within the New York Times bestselling series.

The sunlight is shining within the Hundred Isles, and but the trail ahead turns out crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled the world over, looking a suite of robust talismans with a view to continue them from enemy fingers. all through their trip the younger heroes were hounded by way of pursuers, who regularly appear to recognize simply the place to discover them. Now they comprehend why.

One of them is a traitor.

As they steer the crystal blue waters of this tropical paradise, the staff can't support yet suspect one another. There's a undercover agent of their midst, and ahead of this undertaking is over, a perilous catch will shut round them.

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She counted seven sharks round this whale, however it gave the look of extra from the way in which they thrashed and churned the water. Bloody froth splashed up the perimeters of the whale and throughout Meilin’s boots. The wind yanked fiercely at her cloak and hair, nonetheless heavy with rain. one of many sharks noticed Meilin and by surprise lunged up onto the whale, whipping its tail backward and forward and smashing its the teeth jointly basically inches clear of her legs. Meilin stumbled again yet controlled to stick upright. don't fall. most significantly: don't fall into the water. She’d be ripped aside in seconds if that occurred. certainly don't take into consideration that. With a yell of anger, she lifted the spear and drove it into the shark’s open mouth. A burst of strength flooded her as she did, and the purpose of the spear got here stabbing out the head of the shark’s head. It attempted as soon as to gnash its tooth back, then flopped sideways, useless. Meilin yanked the spear free — it took a number of attempts; it used to be tougher popping out than going in — and kicked the shark until eventually its momentum carried it sliding down the part of the whale into the sea. It disappeared less than the outside in a flurry of pink bubbles. inspired, she darted alongside the whale’s again to the following shark, which had its enamel firmly embedded within the facet of the whale and used to be thrashing as though attempting to rip out as colossal a section as attainable. Meilin paused above it, and for one chilling second the shark’s eye stared correct into hers. Then she plunged the spear instantly via that eye with skillful accuracy. The shark convulsed powerfully, approximately jerking Meilin correct into the sea. She fell ahead and needed to scramble together with her legs and one hand to discover a grip at the rocky whale, whereas clutching the spear along with her different hand. For a protracted, lousy second, she concept she was once going to be dragged into that seething mass of sharks, and she or he approximately allow move of the spear. yet finally the shark stopped relocating, and he or she was once in a position to kick it off the spear element into the water. The whale made one other wounded sound and Meilin observed 3 sharks circle round and head immediately towards her, speedier than any animal could be in a position to swim. Their tooth gleamed sharply, even less than the water. She clambered again as much as the center of the whale’s again and stood up back, dealing with the sharks along with her spear held excessive. From right here she may see the entire spots the place blood used to be pouring from twenty various wounds. The whale used to be slowing down. It was once large sufficient that one shark chunk couldn’t do an excessive amount of damage — but this many accidents . . . Reluctantly, she held out her arm, and a second later, Jhi seemed beside her at the whale’s again. The panda’s paws instantly slipped at the rainy floor and he or she sprawled out like a clumsy dog. “Hruff! ” she grunted, giving Meilin a startled glance. “I know,” Meilin acknowledged. “We’re on a whale. Sorry approximately that. Is there something you are able to do to assist it? ” She pointed to the a number of accidents. Jhi attempted to face up, scrabbled her paws frantically for a second, after which collapsed onto her again. “Hruumf,” she saw on the sky.

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